The era of Enlightenment was the result of the Scientific Revolution in the West, led by philosophers such as John Locke, Voltaire and Jean Jacques Rousseau.
As France began its urbanization, individuals around the world began their hunt for resourceful and beautiful plants.
Drawing of an elephant fossil, documenting the birth of paleontology,
French fashion influenced by a famous baby African giraffe who was led on foot from Marseilles to Paris.
Empress Josephine, the ruler of France at the time who also participated in Naturalist culture.